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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Notice of Intent to File Suit for Violation of Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills under the Solid Waste Disposal Act

LAW OFFICE OF
DAVID A. LUDDER
A Professional Limited Liability Company
9150 McDougal Court  􏰀  Tallahassee  􏰀  Florida  32312-4208  􏰀  Telephone 850-386-5671
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February 2, 2010
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Phill-Con Services, LLC
P.O. Box 537
Route 2, Box 110A
Uniontown, Alabama  36786
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Phillips and Jordan, Incorporated
6621 Wilbanks Road
Knoxville, Tennessee  37912
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Mr. John Edward Dorsett
President
Phill-Con Services, LLC
P.O. Box 537
Route 2, Box 110A
Uniontown, Alabama  36786
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Mr. John P. McMullen
Manager
Phill-Con Services, LLC
6621 Wilbanks Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37912
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Mr. William Ted Phillips, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Phillips and Jordan, Incorporated
6621 Wilbanks Road
Knoxville, Tennessee  37912
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Mr. Ben R. Turner
President and Chief Operating Officer
Phillips and Jordan, Incorporated
6621 Wilbanks Road
Knoxville, Tennessee  37912


Re: Notice of Intent to File Suit for Violation of Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste
Landfills under the Solid Waste Disposal Act 
Dear Gentlemen:
Pursuant to the Solid Waste Disposal Act § 7002, 42 U.S.C. § 6972, and 40 C.F.R. Part 254,
you are hereby notified that after the expiration of 60 days following service of this notice, the
Uniontown, Alabama residents identified in the attached list intend to file suit against the above-
named entities and persons for the violations described below.
Violation of Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Pursuant to the Solid Waste Disposal Act § 4004(a), 42 U.S.C. § 6944(a), EPA promulgated
criteria for the operation of municipal solid waste landfills.  Among these criteria is the following:
Owners or operators of all MSWLFs must ensure that the units not violate any
applicable requirements developed under a State Implementation Plan (SIP) approved
or promulgated by the Administrator pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act,
as amended.
40 C.F.R. § 258.24(a).  Failure to comply with this criterion makes a landfill a prohibited “open
dump.”  Solid Waste Disposal Act § 4005(a), 42 U.S.C. § 6945(a), and 40 C.F.R. § 258.1(g) and (h).
Pursuant to Clean Air Act § 110, 42 U.S.C. § 7410, the State of Alabama adopted and EPA
approved, Ala. Admin. Code R. 335-3-1-.02 and 335-3-1-.08 as part of the State Implementation
Plan for Alabama.  Ala. Admin. Code R. 335-3-1-.08 provides:
No person shall permit or cause air pollution, as defined in Rule 335-3-1-.02(1)(e)
of this Chapter by the discharge of any air contaminant for which no ambient air
quality standards have been set under Rule 335-3-1-.03(1).
Ala. Admin. Code R. 335-3-1-.08.  “Air Pollution” shall mean the presence in the outdoor
atmosphere of one or more air contaminants in such quantities and duration as are, or tend to be,
injurious to human health or welfare, animal or plant life, or property, or would interfere with the
enjoyment of life or property throughout the State and in such territories of the State as shall be
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affected thereby.  Ala. Admin. Code R. 335-3-1-.02(1)(e).  “Air Contaminant” shall mean any solid,
liquid, or gaseous matter, any odor, or any combination thereof, from whatever source.  Ala. Admin.
Code R. 335-3-1-.02(1)(d).  “Odor” shall mean smells or aromas which are unpleasant to persons
or which tend to lessen human food and water intake, interfere with sleep, upset appetite, produce
irritation of the upper respiratory tract, or cause symptoms or nausea, or which by their inherent
chemical or physical nature or method or processing are, or may be, detrimental or dangerous to
health.  Odor and smell are used interchangeably herein.  Ala. Admin. Code R. 335-3-1-.02(1)(ss).
Since July 2009, the above-named entities and persons have been operating the Perry County
Associates Landfill (a/k/a Arrowhead Landfill) located at Route 2, Box 110A, Uniontown, Alabama
in such manner as to permit or cause the presence of one or more contaminants, including odors, in
the outdoor atmosphere which are injurious to human health and welfare, interfere with the
enjoyment of life and property, are unpleasant to persons, tend to upset appetite, lessen food intake,
interfere with sleep, produce irritation of the upper respiratory tract, and cause dizziness, headache,
nausea and vomiting.  Accordingly, the above-named entities and persons are permitting or causing
air pollution in violation of the State Implementation Plan for Alabama and in violation of 40 C.F.R.
§ 258.24(a).  Thus, the above-named entities and persons are operating a prohibited “open dump”
in violation of the Solid Waste Disposal Act.
Civil penalties of up to $37,500 per violation per day may be assessed by the court.  Suit may
be avoided if these violations have been permanently abated before the expiration of 60 days
following service of this notice.  Please advise the undersigned (manes deleted for security reasons) of any measures that you may
undertake which you contend have permanently abated these violations before suit is filed.
Sincerely,
David A. Ludder
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Hon. Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20460
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Hon. A. Stanley Meiburg, Acting Regional Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Region 4
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia  30303-3104
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Hon. John P. Hagood, Director
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
P.O. Box 301463
Montgomery, Alabama  36130-1463
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The Corporation Company
Registered Agent for Phill-Con Services, LLC
2000 Interstate Park Drive, Suite 204
Montgomery, Alabama  36109
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The Corporation Company
Registered Agent for Phillips and Jordan, Incorporated
2000 Interstate Park Drive, Suite 204
Montgomery, Alabama  36109

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